Have you ever had an argument with your loved one due to social media? Have they Facebook’d someone you hate, or liked a tweet from someone they shouldn’t?
Stop Procrastinating surveyed 5000 people to find out how Facebook affects their relationships – and the results are worthy of a poke.
17% of the people surveyed said they were jealous of their partner’s online friendships or relationships.
*unfriends my own boyfriend on facebook bc he keeps liking pictures of sexy cosplayers and my insecure ass keeps getting jealous over it*
— karina :^) (@sailorscoutnewo) March 19, 2016
26% of respondents felt neglected by a partner who was updating Facebook, and it could sometimes cause arguments.
Being neglected by a boyfriend too busy chatting to his friends on Facebook to feed me 🙁
— Jaye Rockett (@jayerockett) March 3, 2013
3) Ruined romance:
Almost half (44%) said they felt Facebook ruined romantic moments, such as dinner or walks – as they felt their partner was more interested in updating their Facebook friends about it.
I wish my girlfriend will get off her phone
— King Pepa (@almightypepa) February 10, 2016
4) Lost intimacy:
Do you check your Facebook in bed with your partner? 32% said their partner does and it feels like the intimacy has been lost.
Facebook is a tool to keep in contact with people – however it can sometimes be used to keep hold of people met casually (on dates etc). 22% of people felt this made infidelity easier.
Have you ever added your ex on Facebook? 17% of people who answered the survey felt it tempted them to have an affair.
In other news I just saw an ex on Facebook looking so good. I hate my life
— Bonga Dlulane (@DlulaneMonwa) April 14, 2016
46% have monitored a partner’s Facebook account, due to jealousy.
Got on my boyfriend's Facebook and looked at photos tagged of him and his ex gf from 3 years ago. I got upset. Even I don't get woman logic.
— whatsername (@whatsrrname) October 22, 2013
8) Emotional cheating:
47% feel that they have been guilty of emotional cheating on Facebook.
I'm convinced my ex is dating the girl that I thought he was cheating on me with (at least emotional cheating) based on facebook
— Small Town Trainer (@SmallTownTraine) December 20, 2015
It may come as a surprise, but Facebook is now cited in a lot of divorce papers – and people are not surprised.
Radio just said 67% of divorce cases refer to Facebook in court
— Ashley Nicole (@lilolered) April 20, 2016
Divorce by Facebook? Is that a step too far?
An infographic by the team at Stop Procrastinating – Facebook Ruins Relationships
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